Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash: Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine
Eline Gordts / The Huffington Post
Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, wrote on Facebook that the plane was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher over the country’s east, the Associated Press reports.
Afghan unrest: Taliban attack on Kabul airport over
BBC News Asia
Heavily armed militants who attacked Kabul International Airport with grenades and automatic weapons have been repelled, Afghan officials say.
Hip-Hop Diplomacy: Fostering Cross-Cultural Creative Expression
This photo essay on hip-hop diplomacy depicts the first Next Level program in India that recently came to a close after a three-week tour in Patna and Kolkata…
Stocks dip around the world on new Russia sanctions
Ryan Vlastelica / Reuters
The new U.S. sanctions announced late on Wednesday effectively shut off longer-term dollar funding for companies close to President Vladimir Putin.
Negotiators likely to miss deadline for Iran deal
John Irish and Parisa Hafezi / iol News
Officials from both sides have said it appears the talks will not yield a breakthrough by the self-imposed target date after two weeks of efforts failed to bridge gaps in positions over a deal intended to end a decade-long dispute.
Tony Abbott hails demise of ‘useless, destructive’ carbon tax
Lenore Taylor / The Guardian
Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.
Russia to reopen spy base in Cuba as relations with US continue to sour
Alec Luhn / The Guardian
The deal to reopen the signals intelligence facility in Lourdes, south of Havana, was agreed in principle during president Vladimir Putin‘s visit to the island as part of a Latin American tour last week, according to the newspaper Kommersant.
ASP Recent Reports
Fusion White Paper 2014 – 10 Year Plan for American Energy Security
American Security Project
ASP’s White Paper, “Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan for American Energy Security” provides a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
House Science Committee Hearing on Fusion Energy
On July 11, 2014, a House Committee examined the future viability of fusion energy. There was bipartisan support for the “virtually limitless” energy source.
Why ASP supports Fusion Research
ASP’s CEO sent a letter to Congress outlining why we support greater research into fusion energy: “fusion power would revolutionize America’s economy.”
What’s Next? Fostering the Next Generation of Energy Security Conference
September 30 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The next steps in building a cleaner, more resilient energy system and economy will not be easy. The American Security Project intends to build on its years of research into energy security and climate policy by initiating a study into the next generation of energy policy. Join ASP and our panelists as we discuss the next generation of energy technology and climate policy.
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